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Literary Evolution from Protestantism

Summary: An examination of the effects that the emergence of Protestantism in England had on literature, using William Shakespeare's "Macbeth" as an example.
The era in which Shakespeare grew up was one of great turmoil and change. During William Shakespeare's lifetime he witnessed the English Reformation, England's first and second female rulers, the beginnings of the Protestant English Church, the Invasion by the Spanish Armada, and the transfer of the English throne to a Scottish King. All of these changes associated with the Renaissance also brought a change in literature. We notice that the focus of writing has strayed from the classical Homeric Hero who is characterized as brave, god-like, handsome, and born leaders. The new main characters of literature swayed toward the characters that challenged social order and control. This transformation in literature is evident in William Shakespeare's Macbeth where the focus of the play is on Macbeth and Lady Macbeth who are both trying to increase their power by rejecting social roles. This challenge to authority and...

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